Access to applications, servers and network resources is the cornerstone of enterprise IT, which is all about enabling connectivity. Not every account should have full access to everything in an enterprise, however, which is where super user or privileged accounts come into play.
With a privileged account, a user has administrative access to enterprise resources, a capability that should be closely guarded. As fans of Marvel Comics know well, with great power comes great responsibility. Privileged access management (PAM) is a way to limit access to those critical assets and prevent data breaches.